June 23, 2024

Maha Upanishad

  • India Pavilion at Cannes film festival is inspired by Saraswati Yantra, abstract representation of goddess Saraswati, drawn from the ancient text of Maha Upanishad.
  • The pavilion has been designed by the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, with the theme “Showcasing India’s Creative Economy” to the global community.
    • Goddess Saraswati is believed to be the keeper of knowledge, music, art, speech, wisdom and learning.
  • Maha Upanishad is a Sanskrit text and is one of the minor Upanishads.
  • Text exists in two versions, one attached to the Atharvaveda in some anthologies, and another attached to the Samveda.
    • The Atharvaveda version is shorter, and in prose. The Samaveda version is partly in poetic
  • Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam finds its origin in the Maha Upanishad, essentially meaning “the world is family”.


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